Thank you to our Silloloth Wigton based personal leasing customer for sending through a couple of pictures of their new car – the Toyota C-HR (SUV).
As a nationwide business, we manage customers from north to south and east to west. Where you are based is largely irrelevant as all of our vehicles are either delivered by an agent or on a transporter. With the exception of Norther Ireland, or northern Scotland, there are no additional charges for the delivery of your new vehicle. If you do want a vehicle to arrive with very little mileage on there, you do need to specify a transported delivery which is often available at an additional cost.
Some of the manufacturers we work with do offer a transported delivery free of charge but we do suggest you clarify this with the team here if this is a cause for concern.
More and more customers are now heading into hybrid and “eco-friendly” type vehicles like the one shown here. Many personal customers are making a more conscientious decision when purchasing or leasing a new car; much of this is due to the recent political discourse on diesel engines and fossil fuels as a whole. For individuals covering low mileages and driving in stop/start conditions, there is some benefit to hybrid and PHEV type vehicles which, if used correctly, can reduce MPG and harmful emissions.
That being said, as an individual you do not get any tax advantages for utilising this vehicle; this is the reserve of the company car driver.
When you receive a company car from your employer this is a benefit to you and, as a result, you must pay benefit in kind (BiK). This is based on the P11d value of a car (a recommended retail price), CO2 per km and the tax position of the driver (20% / 40%).
Put simply, the lower the value of the car and the cleaner the emissions, the less tax you will pay.
This means that more polluting vehicles, and diesels, are treated more severely by HMRC which is why many company car users are now considering petrol, PHEV and fully-electric vehicles to utilise. What perhaps complicates this matter even further are changes under new EU law – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procure (WLTP).
This is a new, and stricter, form of testing a vehicle’s fuel consumption and emissions which is now in force in the UK. Essentially, due to a lack of confidence in the manufacturer data, new and more “real-driving” tests will be undertaken. Any NEW cars registered on or after September 2018 will have to adhere to these standards – you may see an increase in CO2 emission and a decreased in MPG for many cars!
In terms of the car shown here, the Toyota C-HR Hatchback 1.8 Petrol Hybrid Dynamic 5 door CVT (Auto), this is based on the following configuration:
· Nebula Blue Metallic Paint
· Cloth – Black and Blue
· 18″ 5 twin spoke design alloy wheels
As standard the car includes heated rear windscreen, privacy glass, rain sensitive wipers, hill start assist, Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, collision prevention assist, intelligent park assist (with front/rear/side sensors), lane departure warning system, reversing camera, traffic sign recognition, 8” touch screen, navigation, body coloured externals, electric/folding/heated door mirrors, bi-tone roof, 18” alloy wheels, DAB radio, LED daytime lights, LED fog lights, automatic air conditioning, nappa leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, illuminated entry system, road sign info display, tyre pressure monitoring, smart entry, alarm and immobiliser. In terms of additional factory options Toyota do not allow much in the way of additional features – you can add “packs” which do improve the aesthetics such as the Sports Pack, Chrome Pack and Protection Pack.
On the technical-side, company car and business drivers can note the P11d at £28,470.00 and CO2 at 87g/km. The 1798CC 1 speed auto engine delivers 72.4 combined MPG, 122ps and 0-62 times of 11 seconds.
Which car would you choose?